3rd EDITION OF SANTOKA INTERNATIONAL HAIGA CONTEST

It is a great honor to announce that we received 45 submissions from 20 countries for the 3rd Santoka International Haiga Contest. On this occasion, we have singled out 6 haiga for their profound beauty. They received this year’s awards.

HAIGA #3

1st PLACE

KIT NAGAMURA, JAPAN

tanak led
moj sin i ja bistrimo
politiku

thin ice
my son and I probe
politics

2nd PLACE

HIMANSHU VYAS, INDIA

njen vrč
pun prozračnosti
okolo kruže misli

her pot
full of transparency
thoughts go round

3rd PLACE

PRIS CAMPBELL, USA

uronjen u plavo…
a negde tamo njegova
nestala ženka

awash in the blues…
somewhere out there
his missing mate

HIGHLY COMMENDED

DEBBIE STRANGE, CANADA

smena godišnjih doba…
majka se priseća krive
svog života

changing seasons…
mother recalls the arc
of her life

HIGHLY COMMENDED

FRANJO ORDANIĆ, CROATIA

lepet krila
tek naznaka onoga
što donosi sutra

wings flapping
just a little hint of what
tomorrow brings

HIGHLY COMMENDED

HIFSA ASHRAF, PAKISTAN

novi identitet…
pratim stazu
mirne reke

new identity…
I follow the path
of a calm river

We would like to thank all the authors of this year’s Santoka Contest for their participation in the hope that they will join us again next year and help us promote authentic Japanese art forms, haiku and haiga. Stay safe!

Captain of this drunken ship – Damir Damir
Translation into Serbian by – Aleksandar Vasić
Translation into Japanese by – Margareta Samoran
Prepress – Marija G. Gray

From quarantine, 20th March 2020